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Bank of Uganda: 2 Officials remanded to Luzira over corruption
Bank of Uganda: 2 Officials remanded to Luzira over corruption

Anti-corruption Court in Kololo has filed two counts that include corruption and abuse of office against two Bank of Uganda (BoU) officials as regards to the current BoU money saga.

They include; Fred Vito Wanyama aged 42 and Francis Kakeeto, 36.

According to prosecution, the two criminals were employed by Bank of Uganda, one as a branch manager and that’s Vito Wanyama and Francis Kakeeto assistant branch manager between France, Belgium and Entebbe International Airport in Uganda on April 26 2019.

The charges against the two officials were sanctioned by Mike Chibita, Director of Prosecution (DPP). Prosecution says the two failed to accomplish their assignments as expected by their employer BoU.

The two officials were to conduct a pre-shipment Inspection of the printed currency in France but they abused their office by allowing inclusion of unofficial cargo on the cargo plane fully chartered by Bank of Uganda.

Reports indicate that the two officials neglected their duties after failing to inform relevant authorities that there was unauthorised cargo loaded on the fully chartered plane by Bank of Uganda.

While in the dock, Kakeeto and Wanyama pleaded not guilty and pleaded for a bail but the judge refused to grant their request and remanded them to Luzira Maximum Prison until the 25 of June 2019 for their next hearing.

The presiding grade one Magistrate Albert Asiimwe, rejected Kakeeto and Wanyama’s bail appeal arguing that their sureties were not worthwhile to guarantee their return to court if at all he sets them free.